HC Deb 06 June 1946 vol 423 c2139
17. Mrs. Braddock

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department why permission to move lighter-petrol by road, from its place of manufacture, Liver pool, to wholesale and retail purchasers throughout the country has been with drawn; if he is aware that with the shortage of matches, the decision of his Department will cause great hardship; and whether he will reconsider the decision.

Mr. Ede

I have no knowledge of this matter. The enforcement of the Petroleum Spirit (Conveyance) Regulations, 1939, to which some forms of lighter fuel are subject, is a matter for the local authorities and if my hon. Friend will send me particulars I will have inquiry made.